The third largest Powerball jackpot has lottery players dreaming of what they’d do with their millions. It has been more than two months since anyone has won the Powerball jackpot, so the top prize money has rolled over to $485 million.
On Wednesday, as one of the biggest financial fraud trials in Chicago history began, federal prosecutors pointed the finger of blame at Sentinel Management Group’s CEO Eric Bloom, who they said “cheated and defrauded” his clients for years.
Powerball fever has been sweeping the nation, as the record jackpot climbed to $550 million on Wednesday.
The mega jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions lottery game is now up to a world record $500-million dollars.